General properties( chemical characterstics)Â of water soluble vitamins- B group vitamins and Vitamin C
- They are affected by preparation practices, e.g. if the water in which the food is cooked isthrown away can cause the loss of these vitamins( through the vitamins mixed with water).
- Compared to fat soluble vitamins are unstable since they are easily affected by the factors such as heat, light oxidation,radiation, contamination with metals, etc.
- Excess cannot be stored in the body and is removed from the body in urinary excretion.